Washington, DC - Amtrak from New York, Arlington Cemetery, Changing of the Guard.

Uploaded by maxvt1 on 25.12.2008

Early in the morning we started a 330-km journey to the capital of USA -
Washington, D.C. The trip takes 3.5 hours by train.
One of the stops.
The train has arrived to Philadelphia.
Many of the passengers get off here, and new ones board the train instead.
The train's speed is visibly fast.
Having arrived at Washington's Union Station, we enter the subway.
This subway system looks very different from the one in New York.
We're going to Arlington Cemetery.
This is the Arlington station. Doors closing, the next stop is the Pentagon.
Following the road to visitors' entrance.
Here lie US soldiers that fell in all the country's wars and various dignitaries.
Field Marshal Sir John Dill was a British commander in WW1 and WW2 who
played a significant role in formation of "special relationships" between UK and US.
A grave of John F. Kennedy, murdered in 1961, and his wife Jacqueline.
She didn't remain a widow for the rest of her life, marrying a billionaire
Aristotle Onassis in 1968. Two of the six Kennedy children lie here too.
Opposite the gravestones a stone wall displays quotes of the most popular
speeches by John F. Kennedy. One of the quotes is:
"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country".
Robert F. Kennedy's grave is nearby. He was assassinated in 1968.
The Pentagon can be seen at a distance.
Arlington house is a memorial to Robert Lee, a Confederate general in Civil War.
This early 1800's Greek-style mansion belonged to a step-grandson of George
Washington. After the Civil War the site was chosen for a national cemetery.
The Washington monument and the Capitol in the distance. We'll go there later.
The most significant Unknown Soldier's tomb in the United States.
The guard is pacing before the tomb.
The Changing of the Guard ceremony is about to begin.
The Washington airport is nearby, and the planes fly above us frequently.